Expanding flock receives a boost

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Continually working to improve the efficiency of his sheep flock, NSA member Stephen Scott describes winning a £200 voucher win as the perfect tool to push progress even further.

NSA has teamed up with FecpakG2, Cox Agri/Ritchey and JG Animal Health to give away three £200 vouchers in a free prize draw giveaway every other month throughout 2016. Stephen is one of three winners in the second prize draw of the year and walks away with a voucher for JG Animal Health. Winners are chosen at random from people who sign up as NSA members in 2016, as well as existing members who recommend someone to join.

Stephen, who farms alongside his father Tom near Swatragh, Londonderry, described receiving the news of his win as a ‘welcome stress relief in the middle of a busy lambing’. He has been concentrating on the livestock side of the business since 2005, increasing the flock size steadily over that time. They run a total of 390 breeding ewes, of which 340 are commercial Suffolk cross Cheviots and Mules, which they cross to Texel rams. They also run 50 Blackface ewes.